Embattled Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has written to the Senate to contest his impeachment by the County Assembly.
In the letter, Governor Waititu has highlighted perceived irregularities that surrounded the entire impeachment process that saw an overwhelming number of MCAs impeach him.
Governor Waititu, however, has challenged the numbers at the Assembly at the time of passing the motion, claiming the house lacked a quorum.
WAITITU writes to the Senate over his impeachment; says there was no quorum when Kiambu MCAs convened to send him home. pic.twitter.com/krpwVBkrph
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Thursday, December, 19, A total of 63 MCAs voted in support of a motion to impeach Governor Waititu.
Only one MCA in the Assembly voted against the motion while 28 others were reported to be having a meeting with the Governor on the very date.
Waititu was removed on the grounds of flouting procurement regulations and conflict of interest.
He is accused of having awarded county tenders to members of his family and also hiring casual workers without involving the County Service Board.
In July, Governor Waititu was charged with the irregular award of a Ksh588 million tender in the County.
He would be barred from ever stepping foot in his office in September by Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi.